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The neurobiology of punishment.

Seymour, B and Singer, T and Dolan, R (2007) The neurobiology of punishment. Nat Rev Neurosci, 8. pp. 300-311. ISSN 1471-003X

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Animals, in particular humans, frequently punish other individuals who behave negatively or uncooperatively towards them. In animals, this usually serves to protect the personal interests of the individual concerned, and its kin. However, humans also punish altruistically, in which the act of punishing is personally costly. The propensity to do so has been proposed to reflect the cultural acquisition of norms of behaviour, which incorporates the desire to uphold equity and fairness, and promotes cooperation. Here, we review the proximate neurobiological basis of punishment, considering the motivational processes that underlie punishing actions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals Humans Models, Neurological Motivation Neurobiology Punishment
Divisions: Div F > Computational and Biological Learning
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:00
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 20:20